Connecticut River

Bordered by agricultural fields, the wide and gentle Connecticut River offers a leisurely float along its sandy turns with plenty of places to stop for a picnic and a swim. Several short Class I–II rapids at the start lead to a slow, placid river.

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Trip Details

  • NFCT Section: Section 7
  • Trip Duration: 1 to 2 days
  • Miles: 23
  • Trip Portages: None
  • Put In: DeBanville Landing, Bloomfield, VT, at the signed parking area 0.1 mile south of the junction of Vermont Routes 105 and 102; or near the ball fields in North Stratford, NH. From U.S. Route 3 in North Stratford, turn left on Bridge Street, left on Main Street before cross- ing the river, and right immediately after crossing the railroad tracks.
  • Take Out: Wyoming Dam, next to the bridge in Guildhall, VT; or the Upper Ammonoosuc campsite and paddler access in Groveton, NH. From the US 3 bridge in Groveton, go south 0.5 mile to Normandeau Trucking lot on the right. Access is in the trees on the left side of this lot.
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